New Hours for the Baptist Health-Heber Springs a drive-thru screening for the Coronavirus

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. –  Individuals have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Cleburne County. For most people, COVID-19 causes a mild Irespiratory illness that can be treated at home.

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 in Cleburne County, the safest thing is to remain calm and to stay home unless you have developed symptoms. As a reminder, the symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, diarrhea and body aches.

For Cleburne County residents, if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are exhibiting symptoms, Baptist Health-Heber Springs has established a drive-thru screening process located in the back parking lot on the hospital campus in Heber Springs. The drive-thru clinic is open Saturday, March 21st, and Sunday, March 22nd from 9 am to 12noon and Monday, March 23rd through Friday, March 27th from 9 am to 3 pm. This will be open until the duration.

For those individuals in Cleburne County who have symptoms and need to be screened, call ahead to (501) 887-3279 to schedule an appointment time for the drive-thru clinic. Please do not come to the drive-thru testing center without an appointment time.

Again, this is for people who think they’ve been exposed to COVID-19 in Cleburne County and have symptoms. Please be aware that the test for COVID-19 is not accurate if you do not currently have symptoms.

If you are having a medical emergency, like trouble breathing or a fever that is not responding to medication, then it is appropriate to call 911 or come to the emergency room. Call ahead and tell the medical staff that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 before showing up.